South Grafton rock and roll dancers Aaron Amos and Rebecca Kenny won 10 trophies at the Queensland State Championships.
South Grafton rock and roll dancers Aaron Amos and Rebecca Kenny won 10 trophies at the Queensland State Championships.

This dancing duo rocks

By Emma Cornford

They jitterbugged, jived, rocked and rolled their way to glory.

Aaron Amos and Rebecca Kenny, Clarence Valley teenagers who both attend South Grafton High School, took home 10 trophies from the Queensland State Rock and Roll Titles at Maroochydore on the weekend.

"It was really good to come back to Grafton with all of that," 15-year-old Rebecca said.

The pair are taught by Dale and Sandy Smith, and although they competed at the same championships last year and brought home a swag of trophies, competition this year was a bit tougher.

"There were about 20 or 30 in the junior and youth sec- tions; there were a few people," 16-year-old Aaron said.

And while they may be accomplished rock and rollers, Aaron also plays rugby league and Rebecca is a representative soccer player.

Next stop for the dancing duo is the World Rock and Roll Championships and the national titles in June.

So what do friends think of the pair and their rock and roll dancing?

"My friends all think it's cool because they're all girls," said Rebecca.

Although Aaron said he 'copped a bit at first', he's had the last laugh.

"We've got a deb ball coming up and I've been asked that many times because I actually know how to dance. It's pretty funny."



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